DAR awards over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supports schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
DAR committees work with and for young people.
American History Essay Contest: for students in grades 5 through 8. Awards are given on chapter, state, and national levels. Winning essays are printed in the DAR Magazine and national winners are presented during Continental Congress in April.
Children of the American Revolution: promotes the work and principles of the National Society C.A.R. and provides training in leadership and patriotism.
DAR Good Citizens: for high school seniors in public, private, and parochial schools. Usually, the faculty chooses three candidates from the senior class but the students make the final selection from these three. Awards are given on chapter and state levels. A scholarship is awarded to the national winner. Over 12,000 schools participate in this program annually.
DAR Scholarship: A four-year NSDAR American History Scholarship is given annually to a qualifying senior in a high school graduating class. DAR also gives scholarships in the fields of nursing, occupational therapy, political science, history, government, and economics.
Junior American Citizens: citizenship training program for boys and girls, kindergarten through high school, as members of JAC Clubs. Clubs promote dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
Through local DAR chapters, ROTC medals are presented to graduating students. Patriotic material is available for students.